Twitter: A legal minefield

Twitter. It’s brilliant right? Instant updates from your friends or family across the world in a perfect bite-sized chunk of 140 characters. You can comment, reply, direct message or tweet to the Twitterverse about your dog, your dinner or your new hairdo.

But what about revealing a superinjunction? Or messaging the defendant of a drugs trial?

The average user in their lifetime on Twitter will never approach such issues, but what can seem like a passing remark about a case that’s in the news could actually land you in hot water – or in some cases, jail.

So how can a mere 140 characters potentially end up in a legal battle?…

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